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. hassan is representing himself. the team appointed to help him says he wants the death penalty. they cannot assist him with that goal. the judge will hold a hearing with hassan and the lawyers. >>> a drone strike killed six al qaeda militants. this is the sixth in two weeks. that, as officials say they stopped an al qaeda plot aimed at gas. officials tell cnn it does not appear this was connected to the threat that led to a travel warning. >>> 19 diplomatic posts remain closed this morning after an al qaeda threat was intercepted, leaving intelligence officials on edge. consulates are expected to remain shut through saturday as the state department exercises an abundance of caution. >> connected to this, cargo coming into this country on planes from europe, the middle east and africa is being screened twice. a trade group tells cnn they told airlines to look over every piece of cargo multiple times to nothing is left unscreened. this is over an al qaeda strike. >>> there are big problems at the crippled fukushima plant in japan. they are admitting 300 tons of highly radioactive
it keeps it. >>> former army major nadal hassan spoke three words today, the defense rests. >> reporter: he had wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan, but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born nadal hassan was limited to addressing the fact of the case, the facts the accused agrees with. >>> most observers would call this an unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, but he told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. he's charged with 16 murders one was a civilian. in his case against hassan prosecutors painted a scene of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecutors witnesses took the stand. a retired staff sergeant who was shot seven times. a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked at him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psyc
words in his defense today, he said the dents rests. hassan is defending himself against murder charges in the shooting rampage at fort hood in 2009. he admits killing 13 people and wounding 30 others, heidi has more. >> reporter: he wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan. but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born hassan was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the injury on day one, that he is the shooter. he is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victim were soldiers, one was a is gillian who use cid claire to rush him to try to stop the shooting. their case, they pointed a scene of hero i remember anism and kae attack. 89 witnesses tack the stand, a retired staff charge who was shot seven times aircraft police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in
and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they are looking through 1700 pieces of information including bullets from the shootings, paper towels that he stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of the clinking bullets. and the pistol. guilt will be clear-cut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will pose for questions. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> historically that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row and not exactly be executed. >> reporter: things work differently in the military legal system. it follows a command structure, and any death penalty convict shup will trigger a series of automat
and the opening statement by army major nadal hassan who is defending himself. the former psychiatrist admitted killing 13 people and wounded dozens of others. hassan, an american born muslim wanted to argue that he was protecting taliban fighters in afghanistan but the judge is not allowing him to use that as a defense. >>> a town meeting in a rural part of pennsylvania turned to chaos last night. gunfire broke out. state police say two ordinary americans then leapt in and saved lives. three people died but it could have been far worse. >> reporter: this is the man police say shattered the peace in a small pennsylvania town. state police say 59-year-old rockne newell walked up to the ross township municipal building monday night armed with a rifle and started shooting. >> it was a horrible scene, something you never want to witness. >> reporter: police say newell who was involved in an 18 year fight with the township over his property killed three people. state police stay he first started shooting through the side window, shattering the glass and then he moved to the side door and finally the
this evening. first the fort hood shooter. nadal hassan convicted on all counts in the shooting rampage. nearly four years ago now, opening fire on his fellow soldiers, killing 13 people. hassan did not flinch as the verdict was read. he could now face the death penalty. and robert bales behind one of the worst atrocities in the war in afghanistan, that mass killing. sentenced to life without parole today. the father of two confessed to killing 16 villagers, mostly women and children in march of 2012. the families traveling 7,000 miles to testify against the american staff sergeant. he pleaded guilty to the massacre in order to avoid the death penalty. >>> now to las vegas tonight and a major plot thwarted. an undercover sting that busted a sinister plan well under way. tonight these two suspects in custody. one a grandmother, both charged with planning to kidnap, torture, and kill a cop, all in the shadow of the sunset strip. why did they allegedly hatch this plan? here's abc's steve osunsami now. >> reporter: on the glittery streets of las vegas, police working under cover since april, say th
about what major indianaal hassan said before the attack. ♪ (announcer) answer the call of the grill with n friskies grillers, full of meaty tenders and crunchy bites. and my family moved es, straight to chicago. d america is the only country i have ever known. senior year of high school, i was promoted to city court staff commander, i held the rank of cadet brigadier general. i was head of chicago rotc. i want to be a us citizen and i want to be a marine, i'm gonna be a marine, because i care. i care about this country. i care about those around me, i care about my family, my neighbors. you know, i do want to give back, i believe one hundred percent in what this country stands for. let me earn it, you know, let me serve. i just want an opportunity, i just want a chance. to, to show everyone out there that, i am, american and that i will honorably serve this country wearing a marine corp uniform. >> shepard: the father of one of three teenagees charged in a brutal beating cotts on camera -- oops. i was supposed to talk about the dow first. very exciting. show that again. a weird thin
it was quote the worst he had seen. major nadal hassan accused of offing fire and killing 13 people and injuring several others pmp. others. >> reporter: the fbi made a 7-minute video, walking through the crime scene. it was not long after the crime happened. a large flat screen television hangs on the wall inside the courtroom and yesterday it was turned off when that video was shown to protect the family members sitting in the courtroom. only smaller screens on the journal's bench and the monitor on hassan's defense table. 146 total shell casings were recovered. six magazines. 270 bullet holes, according to the fbi processing team. today's focus is going to be on autopsies. six forensic pathologists ready to take the stand. they will be going through the injuries and the evidence recovered from the 13 people who died in this attack. they were flown to dover tear force base where the military mortuary services are. dover is the spot where any troop that is killed in the line of duty on the battle feed at home, it will be a tough day in that courtroom. again all of the autopsy photo
witnesses have testified in the trial of major nadal hassan. and identified him as the man who opened fire in the medical base in 2009. now, it is nadal's turn, and the major begin his own defense in texas. hello. >> the government rested its case about 30 minutes ago, 12:30 local time, 1:30 eastern. you said it, 89 witnesses total we have heard from on behalf of the prosecution over the last 11 days now, week three of this long awaited court-martial on the texas military post, ranging from medical experts who conducted the autopsies of the fallen to fbi agents who processed what the they described as an elaborate crime scene to people who were shot and survived on that november 2009 afternoon. we have seen tears on the stand, even a moment where at least one of the victims stared down major h hasan once his testimony had finished, the first time he had come face to face with him since that day. we have been under the impression all along once the prosecution rested we would move straight to major hasan's defense and call his own witnesses because he is serving as his own attorney. that is
-on-soldier attack in u.s. history and he could face the death penalty if convicted. hassan has chosen to represent himself. cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence joining me now. chris, this is -- i mean, this is almost unbelievable, shocking some people would say. and you can just imagine sort of being in the shoes of these victims and being questioned by the person that you were shot by or allegedly shot by. >> that's right, brianna. they believe this is the man who tried to kill them and yet they are going to be subjected to his questions if he, indeed, tries to cross-examine them. because of that, no one really knows what to expect when this hearing gets started in less than an hour, but just because you have the right to defend yourself, it doesn't give you free reign in the court to do whatever you want. there's going to be a lot of pressure on this military judge to make sure that hasan does not go so far as to harass some of these witnesses. when this army major goes on trial today for allegedly murdering 13 fellow soldiers and civilians, he may not put on much of a defense. major nidal
whether dimaggio might be their biological father. >>> closing arguments psychiatrist turned killer hassan argued against allowing the jury to discuss lesser charges. he offered no defense and did not testify. >>> the national archives released the final watergate tapes on the day four of his top advisers resigned, caught on tape saying he would never talk about watergate again and received phone calls of support. >>> got to show you this incredible video of a sinkhole swallowing an entire row of trees in assumption parish, louisiana. this sinkhole has been expanding for over a year. officials think it was caused by the drilling of a well into an underground salt mine. it's shocking to watch this happen just before your eyes and after a while it's like nothing happened. >> you're sure it wasn't a gator. >> sure it wasn't a gator-nado. >> i've watched "swamp people." >> we will have an investigation. >> shoot 'em, shoot 'em! i watch large amounts of reality shows. >> we need an intervention. indra, kate? >> believe me this is the least of my problems. >> no kidding. indra is keeping track o
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